Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA

Cub Scout/Webelos Overnight Action Camp



Theme for 2017 

Knights & Dragons

An Adventure for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts




Do you want to help make the magic happen?  Apply to be part of the Deer Lake Action Camp staff or a Counselor in Training (CIT)!



Summer 2017


Cub Scout & Webelos Action Camp - 3 sessions  (for boys entering 1st - 5th grade in September 2017 and adult partners)

Cub Scout and Webelos Scout Action Camp is a theme centered, five day program conducted by Council employed staff and volunteers.  Special programs are established for different age/rank levels designed to teach skills, complete advancement requirements, and promote Scouting values.  Tiger Cubs may attend with their adult partner.  Cub Scouts usually attend with a parent/partner but may attend with an adult designated by the parents.  (Read more about Scout/Adult Ratios below.)  Webelos may attend with or without an adult partner.  Sessions run Monday - Friday, July 17-21, July 24-28 and July 31-August 4, 2017.



New!  Mini Sessions

Same as the above except sessions are Monday-Wednesday, July 17-19, July 24-26 and July 31-August 2, 2017.



Family Weekend - 2 sessions  (for boys entering 1st - 5th grade in September 2017 and their families)

Deer Lake Family Weekend is a theme related weekend program conducted by a Council employed staff for the families of Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.  Special programs for a range of age groups are conducted by the camp staff with ample time set aside for families to enjoy quality time in the camp facilities.  Families may attend on their own or with a group of families from their den or pack.  Check-in begins at 6:00 PM on Friday and check-out is at 2:00 PM on Sunday.  All Saturday and Sunday meals are included.  Sessions are scheduled for July 14-16 and August 4-6, 2017.



 Registration forms for download are available below

Online registration will be available soon




Can't get enough of Deer Lake?  Attend Cub Scout Day Camp at Deer Lake, Monday - Friday, July 17-21 and/or July 24-28, 2017. 

Registration available soon


Whichever session or program you choose, camping at Deer Lake is easy.  The campsite is outfitted with six three-sided lean-tos each with six built in bunks with mattresses, a stove and lantern and easy access to indoor showers and facilities.

The registration fee includes all meals, prepared and served in our camp dining hall, camp and activity patches, program supplies and the undivided attention of our highly qualified and entertaining camp staff.
The staff is composed of mature young adults trained and experienced in the art of delivering exciting camp programs and the camp is accredited annually by the Boy Scouts of America and the Department of Public Health for the State of Connecticut.

Following is information on important dates and the fees for attending camp, how to get registered and a whole lot more. If more information is needed, please contact Carolyn at 203-876-6868 ext. 273 or by email at


The Director asks everyone to come to camp expecting three things:  to be prepared to don the costume of your favorite dragon or dragon slayer, to decorate your campsite to make your camping home your castle, and to return to medieval times with our staff of knights and damsels.


After all, it is Cub Scout camp.

Connecticut Yankee Council has been conducting Cub Scout summer camps at Deer Lake since 2011.  During this time we have developed a highly qualified staff, a large inventory of program resources and a wealth of experience conducting safe, fun and educational programs and activities for our campers.  Our Scouts deserve the best camping experience possible and that's what they will get at our Deer Lake Cub Camps.


Camperships:  The Council is committed to the principle that every Scout deserves a summer camp experience.  Campership assistance is available to all.  Applications must be submitted along with a registration form and a $50 non-refundable deposit.  Campership applications are due May 1 and will be available in February.

Refund Policy:  Each session requires a $50 non-refundable deposit.  100% of the remainder is refundable if requested before June 15, 2017; camp fee minus $150 if withdrawal is made on or after June 16, 2017 but prior to the start of the camp session.  Refund requests must be made in writing to the Camping Registrar.  No refund requests will be accepted after August 31.  Refund Request Forms are available below.


Health & Safety:  The camp Health Lodge is staffed with trained medical providers (either a doctor, nurse or first aider depending on camp enrollment).  Connecticut Yankee Council complies with all State and BSA requirements for youth camps.


Health Forms:  Each attendee, Scout and adult alike, is required to have a physical taken within the past 12 months.  A BSA required physical form will be available in the forms section below.  The Connecticut Yankee Council addendum is required to meet State of Connecticut standards and must accompany the Scout’s physical.

All resident camp program participants, both youth and adult, must submit a Camp Health Form, available below.


How to Register:  You may attend with a unit (Pack or Den) or as an individual Scout and partner.  If you want to attend with your unit, contact your unit leadership for guidance.  If you are attending as a lone Scout and partner, applications will be available below in February or you can call the Camping Registrar, Carolyn, 203-951-0237, at the Milford Scout Office.  Online registration will be available soon by clicking here.


Scout/Adult Ratios:  Cub Scout resident camping is best experienced as a family activity.  Tigers attending resident camp must attend with their adult partner.  However, older Scouts may go to camp with or without a family member within the following guidance:

                While we recommend Wolf and Bear Scouts attend resident camp with a parent/partner (one on one), they may attend with their pack or den.  Dens and packs must have a minimum of two adults present at all times and maintain a ratio of one adult to four Scouts (1:4).  Parents must arrange and approve supervision of their Scout when a non-family member accompanies their son to camp.  Any adult (other than the unit’s campsite leader) may (with parental permission) supervise up to four Scouts attending resident camp.

                Webelos may attend camp alone* or accompanied by an adult partner.  If attending camp with a pack, they will be supervised by a designated unit leader according to the leader/Scout ratio above.  If attending camp alone, they will be assigned to a temporary (provisional) pack with camp staff leadership.

*There is an additional fee for Webelos attending camp as provisional campers. 


Promotional Materials:  We have many promotional materials available to help you get your unit ready for camp.  Contact Carolyn, 203-951-0237, if you would like flyers or a DVD highlighting Cub Scout Resident Camp program offerings.  



A comprehensive Resident Campers Guide will be available below in February.  Everything you’ll ever need to know about Cub camping is in the guide.



If you want additional information or can't find what you need to register below, call Carolyn at 203-951-0273 because space is limited and you don't want to miss out on the best summer of your life!  Each session can accommodate 200 campers (youths and adults combined).  Registrations accompanied by the full fee or a minimum of a $50 non-refundable deposit will be taken first come, first served.  


Additional information on how to register available soon.



Resident Camp Video



2017 Action Camp Sessions


 Session  Dates
 Session 1 - Family Weekend  Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16
 Session 2 - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout  Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21
 Session 2a - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout  Monday, July 17 - Wednesday, July 19
 Session 4 - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout  Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4
 Session 4a - Cub Scout/Webelos Scout  Monday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 2
 Session 5 - Family Weekend  Friday, August 4 - Sunday, August 6 






2017 Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts Action Camp Fees



Session 2 - July 17-21

Session 2a - July 17-19

Session 3 - July 24-28

Session 3a - July 24-26

Session 4 - July 31-Aug 4

Session 4a - July 31-Aug 2

Full Session


Due no later than 6/1/17 

Full Session

Early Bird

Paid in full by 5/1/17 

Mini Session


Due no later than 6/1/17

Mini Session

Early Bird

Paid in full by 5/1/17

 Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts &

  *Webelos Scouts*

 $350  $320 $295   $265

 Second Session of Action Camp or 2nd Scout in family attending * 

 $310  $280  $255  $225

 *Webelos Scout* attending as

    Provisional Camper (w/o adult)

 Add $45 to above fee  Add $45 to above fee    
 Den Chief  $100  $100  $70 $70 
 Adult**  $100  $100  $60  $60


**For Packs registering as a unit:  if you have four Cub Scouts attending a camp session, you save $50 off of 

your adult fees.  If you have eight Cub Scouts attending a camp session, you save $150 off of the

adult fees.  For each additional eight Scouts, save an additional $100 off the total adult fees.




There are no Webelos Only Action Camp sessions scheduled for 2017.  

There will be programs offered for Webelos only during the combined

Action Camp sessions.




2017 Cub Family Weekend Fees



Session 1 - July 14-16

Session 5 - August 4-6


Due no later than 6/1/17 

Early Bird

Paid in full by 5/1/17 

 Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts &

 Webelos Scouts

 $175  $160

 Additional Children

 6-11 years old

 $150  $135

 Additional Children

 4-5 years old

 $35  $35
 Additional Children

 3 years old and younger

No charge  No charge

 Adults and

 Additional Children 12 and older

 $60  $60




Forms & Documents



Staff Documents - 2017

Payroll Documents

Instructions for Harassment Prevention Training

Staff Manual

2017 Action Camp Health Form